Diwali Look – Dissected

Last time when I posted about my Karwachauth Makeup Tips, it was really well received and seemed like many people are interested in knowing easy makeup hacks. So here is another one, most probably the last ethnic look for this year. Again I have tried keeping it simple and quick. This is what I am talking about –


So here I am going to dissect the look in easy steps.

  • Step 1: Foundation –This remains the same. I use “Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Foundation” in shade B3. I applied it using beauty blender, but go ahead use your fingers if you don’t have one. Apply evenly on face neck and ears.
  • Step 2: Be done with eyes –
    • For eye shadows, I used “Makeup Revolutions’s Color chaos palette”. Basically I needed blue color from this as my outfit had blue. Colors in this pallet are so very pigmented so be careful we don’t want to overdo anything and ironically the name of the color that I am using is “Over – bored”.         colour-chaos Also I used my favorite “Maybelline’s  the Nudes Palette” again .Same drill one more time, I used color 1 as base, 2 for the crease, 3 for inner corner of the eyes and Blue from makeup revolation palette for the outer corner and blending it till the center and on top of it I went with 4 from Maybeline’s palette so it doesn’t look way too blue.img_20161027_191432
    • Also used “Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eyeliner” and “Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara Waterproof”  on top lid.
    • On the lower lid I applied from same Maybeline’s palette color 1, using an angular brush.
  • Step 3: Compact – Applied “Maybelline Clear Glow Powder” in color “Nude Beige” all over my face and a little more under the eyes because I am not going to apply any highlighter or concealer.
  • Step 4: Contour – First I used “NYX’s Wonder Stick” in shade Universal. This is again one of my favorite and quite easy to use cream contour. Applied it on hollows of my cheeks, both sides of my nose and on my jaw line. Blended all this using same beauty blender that I used for foundation. On top of this I used “City Color Cosmetics Contour Effects Palette” bronzer and applied it over the areas where my cream contour was.
  •  Step 5: Highlight – From the same palate I took the highlighter and applied on the high points of my face, like cheek bones, bridge of my nose and cupid’s bow, using my finger.
  • Step 6: Lipstick – The one that I used is “Colorbar Matte Touch Lipstick, Wild mauve”, no liner, just directly applied it on.
  • Step 7: Eyebrows – For this I use “Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper”  in shade grey. Step 8: Blush – Again with the same blush that I do not know name of .It is some drug store product, I picked up in Paris. Is in brown pinkish shade.


Some tips from my experience –

  1. If your outfit is pink or red that doesn’t mean that you have to wear flat pink or red eye shadow. Usually when we get pinkish eyes we consider it sign of sickness. Also as I wore red and blue, again if you go with this combination be carefully you do not want to end up looking like you are ready for 4th July parade.
  2. When it comes to ethnic look, gold is your friend. It is easy to blend and doesn’t look too heavy on eyes.
  3. I usually avoid colors with silver undertone, especially in lipstick. You might end up looking tanned. At least I do. Always go for lipstick with blue undertone like – wine shades, red, maroon, pink etc. It pops and also it will make your teeth look whiter. (Very important for the people who smile with their teeth out, like me 😀 )
  4. Another thing is I hate kajal, wither it will disappear or end up looking like dark circles, which is so not a good look. I have tried many brands still no success. So I prefer applying a brown shade of liner or eye shadow on my lower lid and smudging it. Sharp lines around eye do not always look good.

Outfit: The one that I am wearing is from MaxFashion. They had really cool festive collection this time. I didn’t want to wear saree or anything heavier as I wanted to make myself able to run away from crackers.  🙂


I hope this will be helpful for your next ethnic look. Do not forget to check your makeup on your cellphone camera before you step out. And do share your experience.

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